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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

ALL SET FOR SEMI-FINALS

Sports: Two great New York Caribbean Cup quarter final games were played at Thomas Jefferson High School field in Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug. 21. Comment

Bolt’s last Olympic sprint

Jamaica: Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the achievements of the country’s athletes at the Rio Olympics in Brazil last week. Comment

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Vincy PM demands apology for former Windies captain

Sports: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and the Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne, to apologize for the shabby treatment meted out to former West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy. Comment

Roberts condems Sammy’s firing

Sports: Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said the firing of Darren Sammy as captain of the Twenty20 team was on the basis of comments he made criticizing the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after his side won a second Twenty20 World Cup title in India earlier this year. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

Team Grenada’s feat fills our country with pride

Grenada: The Tri-island State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique which is usually identified by a dot on the map has gained significant momentum and created history by having two track blazers compete in the men’s 400-meter Olympic finals on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Jamaica mines gold in most diverse Olympics ever

Jamaica: The Rio Olympics opened on Aug. 5 but for Jamaicans the quadrennial games really started on Aug. 10, four days after the population celebrated the 54th anniversary of independence. That was the day their 63-member delegation of athletes headed south to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to mine gold and other precious nuggets. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

Bolt statute to be erected

Jamaica: A statute of legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been built and is ready to be erected in the historic Falmouth Square (Water Square) in Trelawny, Jamaica. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

GRENADA WINS CUP

Sports: The inaugural New York Caribbean Cup President’s Trophy game ended prematurely when Team Haiti walked off the field following a penalty awarded to Team Grenada late in the game with the score tied at 1-1 on Sunday, Aug. 7. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Jamaica Tallawahs win CPL title

Sports: The Jamaica Tallawahs secured their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title when they defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Warner Park, St. Kitts on Sunday night. Comment

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

West Indies, India draw Test match

Sports: West Indies which was facing defeat on the final day of the second Test against India at Sabina Park, Jamaica, escaped with an unlikely draw. Comment

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

SOCCER PLAYOFFS

Sports: Early morning showers left puddles in spots on the field as the preliminary round of the New York Caribbean Cup soccer tournament came to an end at the Thomas Jefferson High School field last Sunday, July 31. Comment

Low morale affects West Indies squad

Sports: Head Coach of the West Indies Cricket team Phil Simmons apparently do not say much during the cricket game. He gives his ideas, expectations and shares his expertise before game time and at team meetings. West Indies Captain Jason Holder is left to be the motivator with little help from his Vice Captain Kraigg Brathwaite who appears to lack the necessary communication skills. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Bringing the Caribbean beat to the Olympics

Music: Put your own spin on music! With the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics, the Caribbean sound hopes to take a significant spotlight with the launch of a new Digicel digital platform designed to remix music, with some of the biggest Caribbean names as the face of the campaign. Comment

T&T Under-17 cricket champions

Sports: The Trinidad and Tobago team was crowned Under-17 cricket champion for the first time but the Windward Islands dominated the individual awards when the competition ended recently. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Jamaican cricketers win major awards

Sports: Two Jamaican cricketers walked away the major prizes at last week’s fourth West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) / West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) Award Ceremony in Antigua. Comment

Thursday, July 28, 2016

SWEET VICTORY

Sports: With a soothing wind blowing across the park in a warm afternoon sun and the drums beating in rapid rhythms, you sensed this was going to be a memorable afternoon of New York Caribbean Cup soccer as all of last Sunday’s games had playoff implications. Comment

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Aliyah Abrams to represent Guyana in Rio

Guyana: American Track and Field champion, Aliyah Abrams said she had qualified to represent Guyana at the upcoming Rio Olympics next month because of her Guyanese lineage. Both parents, Claudia and Denzel Abrams are Guyanese-born, and according to young Abrams, a many of her relatives are from the South American nation. Comment

Monday, July 25, 2016

Taylor joins St. Lucia Zouks

Sports: West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has joined the St. Lucia Zouks squad for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign. Comment

Usain Bolt chosen for Rio

Jamaica: The Jamaican Olympic Association (JOA) said that despite an injury that kept sprint king Usain Bolt from the qualifying trials, he has been named on the Jamaica team in the 100xm races, 200xm and 4x100 meters races for the Rio Olympics next month. Comment

Russell misses dope tests, faces charges

Sports: Hearing of the disciplinary case against West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell for violating Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) whereabouts clause has been set for Sept. 19 and 20. Comment

Thursday, July 21, 2016

West Indies bowling very weak!

Sports: The West Indies team is set to play India four Test matches and the visitors are touring with a uniquely balanced squad with strong batting and a superb bowling attack with spinners and pace. However, the regional team is going to be without Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach because they were not selected for this series against India. Comment

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GOAL DROUGHT

Sports: Team St. Lucia opened week eight of the 2016 New York Caribbean Cup Soccer Tournament with a workman like effort against the U-23 Brooklyn Soca Lions team. Comment

Vincy track star in high gear for Olympics

St Vincent: Vincentian track star Brandon Valentine-Parris says preparations are in high gear to compete in the Sumer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Comment

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Vincentian PM chairs cricket committee

St Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been appointed to chair the CARICOM committee to look into the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issue of governance and reform. Comment

Windies cricketer sues Aussie fast bowler

Sports: West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels is suing former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson for accusing him of being involved with criminal gangs in Jamaica. Comment

Friday, July 15, 2016

Denesh Ramdin sacked from Windies squad

Sports: Former West Indies Captain Denesh Ramdin has been sacked from the West Indies Team for the upcoming series against India, starting July 21. Ramdin has played 74 Test matches averaging 25.87 and played 136 One-Day Internationals at an average of 24.95. In the Tri-Nation series with South Africa and Australia, he scored 197 runs at an average of 28.14. Comment

Twenty20 for Sir Garfield

Barbados: Several local, regional and international past and present cricketing celebrities will take their place among some of the game’s most prolific players, who will compete in a Twenty20 match at the Kensington Oval, Barbados this month in honor of the world’s greatest cricketer, Sir Garfield Sobers as he approaches another milestone — his 80th birthday. Comment

Thursday, July 14, 2016

GOALS RAIN

Sports: New York Caribbean Cup soccer games kicked off on Sunday, July 10 under a cloud cover that suggested a rainy afternoon. And while it did drizzle a sparse moment, the only rain that fell was goals. Comment

Monday, July 11, 2016

Guyanese boxer seeks help for brain surgery

Guyana: Guyanese boxing champion Clive “The Punisher” Atwell said he needs life saving brain surgery, and is asking Guyanese in the Diaspora to help him raise $25,000 needed to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for a procedure to put a metal plate in his head to cover his exposed brain. Comment

Local Olympian wants gold for Haiti

Haiti: A local Olympian is heading to Rio with his eyes set on gold. Crown Heights teen Richardson ‘Africa’ Hitchins, will represent Haiti at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Comment

Friday, July 8, 2016

Windies captain hails team’s progress

Sports: West Indies Captain Jason Holder has hailed the progress of the regional team in the just concluded Tri-Nation Series, saying the lowly ranked side had defied the expectations of many. Comment

St. Kitts to hosts CPL finals

Trinidad and Tobago: St. Kitts will host the finals of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). CEO of CPLT20 Damien O’Donohoe announced that it was unlikely that the finals would be played in Trinidad after negotiations failed with the Trinidad and Tobago government. Comment

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Chris Gayle blasts 108 not out off 54 balls

Trinidad and Tobago: The Jamaica Tallawahs started off their Caribbean Premier League in fine style defeating the Trinbago Knightriders by 7 wickets at The Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Comment

CARIB CUP

Sports: Under hazy skies, Team Guyana and Team St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated the Independence weekend with New York Caribbean Cup wins at the Thomas Jefferson High School Field, 12508 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn. Comment

Friday, July 1, 2016

Team Australia wins Tri-Nation Series

Sports: Some fine all around performances from Australian cricketers caused them to defeat the West Indies by 58 runs and win the Tri-Nation Series. Australia batted first and scored 270 runs for 9 wickets. Captain Steve Smith scored 46, Matthew Wade 57 (not out) from 52 balls and Mitchell Marsh 32 for the West Indies. Comment

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CHILE WINS COPA

Sports: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with both hands. Comment

England to tour West Indies

Sports: West Indies will host England in a three-match One-Day International series early next year. Comment
WICB

Ambrose not fired

People: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Michael Muirhead has denied claims that former fast bowling consultant to the senior men’s team, Sir Curtly Ambrose, was fired as previously reported by the media. Comment